our gender pay report

At Verastar, we have always focused on recruiting the best people irrespective of gender, ethnicity or personal beliefs for our available roles. As a result, we are confident that a person’s gender does not influence how they are paid in this business.

With Verastar having a median gender pay gap of 10.4% - this is considerably better than the national average of 17.9%*

Strategy and M&A Executive

Location: Sale, Manchester
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Closes on: 11-10-2021

Verastar is a fast-growing, private equity-backed provider of essential business services to the UK business market.
Acquisitions are a core part of our continued growth strategy having completed an average of 4 acquisitions per year over the last 3 years and having expanded our service proposition from 2 to 5 product markets under current ownership.
We are looking to expand our current M&A and strategy team in order to accelerate this strategy and to take greater advantage of the many opportunities that continue to be presented to us.

The Role

  • Assistance with development of overall corporate M&A and business strategy; transaction origination, execution and integration
  • Involvement in acquisition process through from identification, engagement with the target company’s management team, transaction modelling and due diligence to negotiation, execution and completion with scope to lead projects
  • Provision of financial and commercial support on major strategic projects to senior management, our private equity owners and financial advisors
  • Ensure integrity of project financials
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Play a key role in the post-acquisition integration to ensure planned synergies are realised and risks identified are mitigated, involving other members of the company as required

Experience Required

  • Likely a qualified accountant although other financial/transaction-focused backgrounds considered
  • Transactions experience, either in a corporate finance team at a leading accounting firm (transaction services, restructuring or lead advisory), investment bank, PE firm or other finance provider
  • Proficient in Excel modelling (Valuation modelling experience helpful but not essential)
  • Role will require candidate to learn investment appraisal, commercial negotiations, due diligence, post transaction integration and execution of high value projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator, able to synthesise complex information for board level documents
  • Commercially minded, ambitious, comfortable with uncertainty, an inclination to action.

Why Choose us
Across The Verastar Group, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive team and celebrating our diversity. Not only because this is the right thing to do, but also because we understand the commercial advantages that come with having a range of experiences, cultures and voices within our team. We aim for our colleague mix to reflect the diverse communities in which we operate and we’re striving to achieve this every day.

We all have a role to play in creating a great working environment which welcomes and celebrates difference, and which we can all feel proud to be part of.
That’s why we offer a fantastic starting salary as well as providing outstanding on-site facilities, including parking, a free gym and a discounted café - complete with a bar for after-work get togethers.

Our core values embody the way we look after our customers, and the way we treat each other:
UNITED – We are ONE team
PASSIONATE – We go the extra mile
INNOVATIVE – We find a better way
STRAIGHTFORWARD – We keep things simple